Employment Opportunities

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Downtown Main Street, Bonners Ferry

Employment Opportunities

All positions are advertised through the Idaho Job Service.  Applicant’s are encouraged to apply for open positions through the Department of Labor.  The attached application can also be filled out and submitted to City Hall during regular business hours, which are M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.   Please make sure to label your application with the position you are applying for.

City of Bonners Ferry Employment Application

The local Idaho Job Service can be reached at (208) 263-7544 or by email bonnersferrymail@labor.idaho.govThe Job service no longer has a local building site but you may find them at the following locations and times:

Bonners Ferry Visitors Center
Mondays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Moyie Springs City Hall
Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Naples Fire Hall
Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

City Water and Wastewater Plant Operator II

Job Order Number:

APPLICATION PERIOD:
Open until November 13, 2020 or until filled.

COMPENSATION:
$18.00-$20.00  per hour, D.O.E., plus competitive benefit package. The position include family medical insurance, Retirement benefits (The City of Bonners Ferry participates with the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, (PERSI)), paid holiday and paid time off. The position desires three (3) years of relevant experience in water treatment with a state certification at a Level II or equivalent work experience.  Secondary certification in wastewater plant operation desired.

EEO / VETERANS PREFERENCE:
The City of Bonners Ferry is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference to employment of veterans of the US Armed Services per the provisions of Idaho Code § 65-502. If the applicant is claiming preference it must be so stated in the cover letter and documentation of military service and proof of honorable discharge must be provided with the application.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications for this job announcement will need to fill out an application and submit a resume and cover letter.  Please include all requested background documentation specified within the application. The applicant may be required to provide further documentation upon request. Incomplete or falsified applications will not be considered.

Applicants should upon employment:

  • Pass be able to pass a drug test
  • Be subject to a background check
  • Possess a valid drivers license

Job Description

Operator II – This is the full journey-level class within the Wastewater and/or Water Plant Operator series and comes with the certification by the State of Idaho for Operator level II. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Plant Operator I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the Plant Operator II level are normally filled by advancement from the Plant Operator I level. This class is distinguished from the Plant Operator III in that the latter assumes lead supervisory responsibility over lower level staff. Advancement to the Plant Operator III level is based on meeting minimum qualifications and satisfactory job performance.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Perform assigned treatment plant rounds; inspect, monitor, troubleshoot, performance test and document plant processes by reading plant equipment gauges, dials, graphs, online analyzers, computer screens, meters, SCADA systems and other instrumentation.
  2. Operate and adjust treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operations.
  3. Maintain, compile and update plant operations logs and reports;
  4. Mix and add treatment chemicals; install and replace chlorine cylinder tanks; ensure adequate chemical application according to regulations and guidelines;
  5. Install, maintain, repair, modify, troubleshoot and service plant operations machinery and equipment including pumps, valves, motors, meters, tanks, reservoirs, feeders, and online analyzers; change lubrications;
  6. Collect and document liquid and solid samples and perform a variety of routine water quality laboratory tests; work closely with the laboratory on testing processes; monitor laboratory results; collect water samples as required by the State of Idaho.
  7. Perform general plant facility maintenance such as cleaning, painting and repairing plant facilities; perform various grounds maintenance duties as required.
  8. Operate a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, loaders, scrapers, rotovators, forklifts, dump trucks, truck-mounted sludge/compost mixers, and tractor trailer combinations; assist in unloading chemicals as necessary.
  9. As assigned, participate in a variety of special projects such as construction of piping, electrical, and structural systems related to assigned work area.
  10. Participate in the development of goals and procedures for water or wastewater treatment activities; gather and analyze data; develop a variety of reports.
  11. Work with a variety of vendors, outside contractors and the general public on water or wastewater activities; answer questions and resolve conflicts.
  12. Perform related duties as required, in addition to the above duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Treatment plant environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, solvents, electrical energy, toxic materials, hazardous chemicals and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or with water and/or wastewater in confined spaces; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces.

Physical: Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting; standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching and operating motorized equipment.

Positions in Water and Wastewater require a Class A (Commercial) driver license within 6 months of employment.

 

City Police Officer

APPLICATION PERIOD: Open until filled – first review of applicants will occur on December 1, 2020

Minimum Starting Wage or Salary= $44,886.40

Maximum Starting Wage or Salary = $47,028.80

The City of Bonners Ferry Idaho, is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Bonners Ferry, located on the banks of the Kootenai River, has a population of around 2,500. Bonners Ferry is the county seat for Boundary County, the Northern most county in the state, sharing a border with British Columbia, Canada. The population county wide is around 11,000 and is a wonderful location to raise a family, as well as for enjoying the scenic surroundings, for a wide range of activities, including hiking, hunting, fishing and skiing.
The Police Department currently consists of seven (7) full time sworn officers, (including the Chief) and provides 24/7 law enforcement service to the city. The Police Department includes a School Resource Officer position that serves all of the schools located within Boundary County. The Police Department also enjoys great working relationships with our neighboring agencies, including the US Border Patrol, Kootenai Tribal Police, US Forest Service, Idaho State Police and the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office.

JOB SUMMARY:
Performs a wide variety of peace officer duties involving the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, criminal investigation, crime prevention and suppression, case preparation and court testimony, and providing information and assistance to the public, performs related work as assigned.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
This is the full working level class in law enforcement, performing all duties required to effectively respond to and resolve the normal scope of peace officer situations. Incumbents may be assigned to patrol, in-depth investigations, evidence, crime prevention or other police-related functions.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the public, peers and other City employees.
  • Demonstrate effective customer service and interpersonal skills.
    EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

High school diploma or GED equivalency is required; and sufficient education to meet P.O.S.T. recommended qualifications.

  • Be POST certifiable or already attended Idaho POST or equivalent from another state and able to challenge Idaho POST. A preference will be given to certified candidates.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work off-hours, night, weekend and/ or holiday shifts.

COMPENSATION:
Annual Income; $44,886.40 to $47,028.80, D.O.E., plus benefit package. The City of Bonners Ferry participates with the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, (PERSI).

EEO / VETERANS PREFERENCE:
The City of Bonners Ferry is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference to employment of veterans of the US Armed Services per the provisions of Idaho Code §65-502. If the applicant is claiming preference it must be so stated in the cover letter and documentation of military service and proof of honorable discharge must be provided with the application.

HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants can apply with:
1. City of Bonners Ferry application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Copy of documentation specified within the application, including a copy of DD214 (if applicable) and/or background documentation.

Applications for this job announcement will be handled through the following methods:

  • Email applications to jjeske@bonnersferry.id.gov, or
  • Drop off applications off at City Hall at 7232 Main Street, during regular business hours.

Please include all requested background documentation specified within the application. The applicant may be required to provide further documentation upon request. Incomplete or falsified applications will not be considered.

Applicants must

  • Pass a detailed background investigation including a Polygraph examination
  • Possess a valid Class D driver’s license